Pay REALTOR Dues
Did you know you can pay your 2020 CARW REALTOR Dues online? Payments for 2020 are due by December 15th, 2020. The State will enforce a late fee of $75 for payments received after December 30th.
For a copy of your REALTOR dues statement, please email [email protected]
Complete real estate forms with ease….use ZipForm, an electronic forms program. All Department of Regulations & Licensing approved real estate forms, WRA-created forms, and select State Bar forms are available on ZipForm. REALTOR membership includes access to ZipForm.
Change Your Company Info
If you are an existing CARW Member and would like to change your current information, download the change form. Your change request will normally be processed within 24 business hours of WRA receiving the paperwork. Please email Alexis Strode with any questions.
Code of Ethics
REALTORS®voluntarily agree to abide by the REALTOR®Code of Ethics. If a real estate agent has joined the REALTOR®association, they pledge to meet the Code of Ethics’ high standards of professional conduct. The Code of Ethics includes 17 Articles: Articles 1-16 relate to ethical conduct and Article 17 creates the duty and privilege for REALTORS®to arbitrate contractual and certain non-contractual disputes.
Enforcement of the REALTOR®Code of Ethics is the responsibility of local REALTOR®associations. Associations provide dispute resolution service and professional standards enforcement services including but not limited to mediation services, ethics hearings and arbitration hearings.
Arbitration | Ethics Complaint
The single, most outstanding characteristic that sets REALTORS® apart from other real estate practitioners is the willingness to accept and abide by the Code of Ethics of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. The Code of Ethics, which was first adopted on July 29, 1913, is a living document--responsive in its content to changes in the law and industry. The Code has been revised several times through the years to reflect current developments in professional real estate practice. The term REALTOR® has come to represent competency, fairness, and high integrity. These qualities stem from voluntary adherence to an ideal of moral conduct in real estate business practices.
But even with the best of intention, planning and preparation, occasional disagreements arise between REALTORS® and/or between REALTORS® and their clients or customers. The Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS® offers its members and their clients and customers a method to resolve complaints if they believe a REALTOR® may have acted in an unethical manner. An ethics hearing may be held and REALTORS® judged by their peers to determine if the code of ethics had been violated.
How the Process Works
- Complaints must first be filed in writing. You can obtain a complaint form by calling the GMAR office, or from this website. Complaints must be filed within 180 days from the time a complainant knew (or reasonably should have known) that potentially conduct took place.
- A Grievance Review Panel will conduct a preliminary investigation of your complaint to determine if an Ethics Hearing should be held to determine if a violation of the REALTORS® Code of Ethics has occurred.
- Ethics hearings are not held to resolve civil matters or criminal complaints--they are only held to determine if the REALTORS® Code of Ethics had been violated.
- If the Grievance Committee concludes that a hearing should be held, both parties (the complainant and the respondent REALTOR®) are notified of the time and date of the hearing along with instructions as to the procedures that are followed. Both parties are provided an opportunity to state their case and present evidence to the Ethics Hearing Panel.
- At the conclusion of the hearing, the Panel decides if the REALTORS® Code of Ethics has been violated. Disciplinary action can be taken against the REALTOR® ranging from a warning, requirement of educational training, fines, or suspension or even expulsion from the Association. The role of the Association is to vindicate the Code of Ethics and to educate the member.
Complaint Filing Instructions
- Please fill out the complaint form below under "complainant and respondent". The "complainant" is the person filing the complaint. The "respondent" is the person(s) you are filing the complaint against.
- You may review the REALTORS® Code of Ethics and state on the complaint form under "Complainant(s) Charge(s)" the article(s) you feel have been violated. However, citing an article(s) is optional, and is not required for you to file your complaint. The Grievance Committee of the GMAR will conduct a preliminary investigation of your complaint to determine if an ethics hearing is warranted before the Professional Standards Committee. Should the Grievance Committee determine that an ethics hearing should be held the appropriate article(s), would be cited prior to an ethics hearing.
- Along with the complaint form, You must return a signed and dated written statement that explains the nature of your complaint. The complaint must be filed within 180 days of the time the facts regarding the complaint could have been known.
- Please allow thirty (30) days for the Grievance Committee's investigation process. After that time, you will be notified in writing of the Committee's decision.
Before You File An Ethics Complaint HERE
Commercial Real Estate Links and Resources
Real Estate Links
NAR Commercial: www.realtor.org/commercial
National Association of REALTORS (NAR): www.realtor.org
- NAR’s Commercial Advocacy/Legislation page: nar.realtor/commercial/legislation-and-advocacy
- NAR’s Commercial Education page: nar.realtor/commercial/educational-opportunities
- NAR’s Commercial Research page: nar.realtor/research-and-statistics/research-reports/commercial-real-estate
- NAR's Commercial Data & Listing Resources page: https://www.nar.realtor/commercial/commercial-data-listing-resources
- Commercial Realtor's Property Resource page: https://www.narrpr.com/?ReturnUrl=%2fcommercial
Wisconsin Association of REALTORS (WRA): www.wra.org
Wisconsin Commercial Data Exchange powered by REDI/Catylist: Click HERE
BOMA/AOMA Wisconsin – www.boma-wi.org
CCIM Wisconsin: http://chapters.ccim.com/wisconsin
CCIM Institute: www.ccim.com
IREM Wisconsin: www.iremwi.com
SIOR Wisconsin: www.siorwi.com
Discovering Commercial Real Estate: http://www.learninglibrary.com/aspdotnetstorefront70/p-278-discovering-commercial-real-estate.aspx
Commercial Real Estate Terminology - Absorption, Vacancy, etc: HERE
Commercial Webinar: RPR® Commercial – What Can It Do For You?: HERE
BizTimes Milwaukee – www.biztimes.com
Business Journal Milwaukee – www.milwaukee.bizjournals.com
Daily Reporter – www.dailyreporter.com
Journal Sentinel – www.jsonline.com
WisBusiness – www.wisbusiness.com
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